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Gambia

Gambia Hunger and malnutrition Stats

Definitions

  • Children > Small children severely underweight: Percentage of all children under 5 that are severely underweight.
  • Children > Small children underweight: Percentage of all children under 5 that are moderately or severely underweight.
  • Global Hunger Index: Indicates how grave hunger issues are in each country on a scale of index values from 0 (no hunger) to 100. Values above 30 are designated as “extremely alarming”, 20-30 as "alarming", 10-20 as “serious” and 5-10 as “moderate”. The index is a composite of the following three indicators: the proportion of the undernourished people as a percentage of the population; the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five years; and the mortality rate of children under the age of five years. The index is calculated in cooperation of several organizations, including the IFPRI, Welthungerhilfe and Concern.
  • Undernourished population: Number of people in the country who subsist on less than the required nutritional amounts per day.
  • Undernourished population > Percentage: Percentage of population that subsists on less than the required nutritional amounts per day.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Children > Small children severely underweight 4.4% 2010 14th out of 27
Children > Small children underweight 18.1% 2010 15th out of 27
Global Hunger Index 14 2013 43th out of 51
Undernourished population 0.3 million 2012 67th out of 93
Undernourished population > Percentage 16% 2012 46th out of 125

Citation

"Gambia Hunger and malnutrition Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Gambia/Health/Hunger-and-malnutrition